October 30th, 2008

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Written From the Perspective of Death_The Book Thief

Iwould like to recommend
what well may be
one of the best books I've ever read
A young adult novel written, as one reviewer put it
'in a plain style punctuated by vivid images'

Zuckus' plain style is wonderful
but it's his vivid images that I find the most compelling.
And having the story told through the eyes of a weary, compassionate Death
lends a poignancy I don't think he could have achieved any other way

It takes place during WWII and
follows the lives of the citizens of one small German town

It can be purchased through
and, of course,